About this blog

This blog is about the daily activities in a busy typewriter shop. I want to share with you the many interesting people who come in here, the beautiful machines I get and most of all the great typewriter stories that people share with me!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Navy Chaplain's Corona

This 1938 Corona Standard was used in the Philippines during WW II.

I'm told Professional Gear was stamped on personal items brought over from home.

This 1961 Royal Eldorado is a nice lightweight machine.

This 1964 Royal Safari is like new and was hardly used.

This 1954 Royal Quiet de Luxe makes a great first machine for a younger writer.

As does this 1949 Smith Corona Sterling.

A college aged guy got this 1960 Olympia SM-5 under his tree.

This 1929 Remington No. 3 looks like a perfect gift under the tree.

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  1. Nice to know things were busy through December. A great way to end the year.

    I'm sure there are a few happy new typists in the world due to your fine typewriters. They all look like factory new.

  2. That Eldorado looks pretty nice. I have a much later one (late 70s?) that is easily the ugliest typewriter I've ever seen. I will bring it by one day to see if you want it -- I can't get past its very pale plastic yellowish color.

    That SM5 is gorgeous!!

  3. Great post - Like Bill I am happy to hear about a thriving typewriter business, and especially passing on the fun of typewriters to young people.

  4. Bill- Thanks! It is a great way to end the year every year. My favorite sales are to first time users. Never gets old!

    Janet- I know that late 70's ugly thing. Bring it in next trip down.

    TonysVision- Thank you! I do like helping to get people hooked on typing. I've had some tell me that typing has changed their life or say it has really enhanced their life.

  5. Interesting as always!

    My little amateur/volunteer typewriter shop also saw a rush of customers in December, including some repair jobs that are still waiting. It's nice to see the revival continue to pick up steam.

    Most of the Royal Eldorados I see are the streamlined "jellybean" shape, made in Holland; they have black bodies and gold ribbon covers.

  6. Those are some beautiful machines, Tom. I wish I had seen that Saturday. It makes me happy that so many people are into typewriters.

  7. Happy 2015 to you and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. I absolutely love this post and all the photos. Thank you so much for sharing.